Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 12/9/12
The Football Association have confirmed they have opened an investigation into an incident at the end of the Manchester derby when an object was thrown from the crowd and hit Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand. Ferdinand appeared to be hit by a coin as he celebrated his side's third goal in their 3-2 victory at the Etihad Stadium. The defender sustained a cut just above the eye in the incident, which is now being investigated by Greater Manchester Police and the FA. An FA statement read: "The FA is investigating the incident in which an object was thrown from the crowd and hit Rio Ferdinand following Manchester United's third goal against Manchester City on Sunday. "The FA will liaise with Greater Manchester Police and await the reports of both our crowd control adviser who was present at the game and the match referee." An FA spokesperson added: "It is disappointing that after a great game and advert for the Premier League that we are discussing this issue. "We will work with ...
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